Iraqi blogger v. Tom Friedman

"Friedman wonders why thousands upon thousands protested against the desecration of the Quran and why they do not demonstrate against terrorism in Iraq," writes "Iraqi girl blogger" Riverbend in response to a recent Tom Friedman column. "The civilian bombings in Iraq are being done by certain extremists, fanatics or militias. What happened in Guantanamo with the Quran and what happens in places like Abu Ghraib is being done systematically by an army -- an army that is fighting a war -- a war being funded by the American people. That is what makes it outrageous to the Muslim world. In other words, what happens in Iraq is terrorism, while what happens to Iraqis and Afghanis and people of other nationalities under American or British custody is simply 'counter-insurgency' and 'policy.'" (Baghdad Burning)

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